Is food my friend or enemy?

Food touches every aspect of our lives. Our physical health depends on it; we cannot grow, heal, or function without it. It plays a central role in our social lives, connecting us to friends, family, history, and culture. It ties in to our emotions, nurturing as it nourishes, comforting us with memories we have attached to certain tastes. We might view food as an expression of love -- a gift we give to those we cherish. Or we might see it as our enemy, a source of extra pounds that piles on with stress and fear.
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

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Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

FROM THE EDITORS OF THE CLASSIC "BIBLE OF WOMEN'S HEALTH," A TRUSTWORTHY, UP-TO-DATE GUIDE TO HELP EVERY WOMAN NAVIGATE THE MENOPAUSE TRANSITION For decades, millions of women have relied on Our...

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Eating and Society

Eating and Society

Many Americans are overweight due to a diet filled with high-calorie convenience foods, lack of exercise, large portion sizes and long work hours. The average diet is high in sugar and saturated fat. Many processed foods also have ...

high sodium content. But many of us don't know how to eat healthy. What are some ways in which food production affects our health? Should we learn how food is prepared from other cultures? Learn more about how you can adopt healthy eating habits with expert advice from Sharecare.
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